I tried to translate this sentence:

The man cleaned the bathroom cleanly.

I thought it would be:


but my Chinese friends said that this is a wrong sentence.
I am wondering,

  1. Why is this grammatically wrong?
  2. How should I fix this sentence?

2 Answers 2


You could say

  • "他把卫生间打扫干净了" The man have cleaned the bathroom.
  • "他把卫生间打扫得很干净" The man cleaned the bathroom cleanly.



2.介詞。preposition. After verb or adj. to express the result or state.

  • After verb. Ex:跑得快、說得很動聽。

  • After adj. Ex:美得冒泡。


If you add 得 to the sentence, 打扫得 is like an adverb, so you should not include 得. 打扫 = verb 干净了 = cleanly

You can fix the sentence by just removing the "得".


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